How can minors fly alone internationally

Children traveling alone - The regulations of the airlines

In the airline industry, every passenger over the age of 16 is considered an adult. Accordingly, every passenger who is under the age of 16 and wants to fly alone must contact the appropriate Conditions of the various airlines familiarize. Are you considering letting your children fly alone? So that you are on the safe side, we have given you the in the following lines Guidelines of the airlines summarized for you.

By the way, here you will find even more tips on the subject of "Traveling with children„!

Condor

Minimum age to fly unaccompanied by a legal guardian:Condorallows children aged 12 and over to fly unaccompanied. More information here.

✓ Escort Service: The airline offers an escort service for children between 5 and 16 years for 49.99 - 84.99 euros.

British Airways

Minimum age to fly unaccompanied by a legal guardian: British AirwaysAllows children over the age of 14 to fly alone. This came into force with a change on May 1, 2018.

✓ Escort Service: The airline stipulates that children from 14 years of age book the Skyflyer solo service. More informationhere.

The British Airways Skyflyer Solo Escort Service prices are as follows:

Within the UK: from € 50

Short haul: from € 50

Long haul: from € 75

Ryanair

Minimum age for children to fly alone: Ryanair Do not allow children under 16 years of age to fly unaccompanied.

✗ Escort service: Not available

easyJet

Minimum age for children to fly unaccompanied by a legal guardian: easyjet does not allow children under the age of 14 to fly alone. Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by at least a 16 year old (or older).

✗ Escort service: Not available

Aer Lingus

Minimum age for children to fly alone: ​​Granted depending on the age of the minor Aer Lingus a special permit for flying unaccompanied.

Children between 12 and 15 years of age: May fly unaccompanied, provided that the legal guardian signs a corresponding form at check-in.

Children under 12: Must be accompanied by at least a 16 year old.

✗ Escort service: Not available

Lufthansa

Minimum age to fly unaccompanied by a legal guardian: Children between the ages of 5 and 11 are only allowed to fly alone if they have the care service of Lufthansaor travel with someone who is at least 12 years old. At the request of the parents, however, children traveling alone between the ages of 12 and 17 can also be looked after. More informationhere.

Fees for the care service:

Within Europe: from € 60

Intercontinental: from € 100

Austrian Airlines

Austrian Airlines offers care for children from 5 to 11 years of age traveling alone. Young people between 12 and 18 years of age at the special request of their parents. More information here.

Fees for the care service:

within Austria from € 60

within Europe from € 60

intercontinental from € 100

KLM

Let children fly alone, the minimum age to fly unaccompanied by a legal guardian at KLM is 15 years. Children from the age of 15 can come with KLMfly alone.

A care service can also be booked for children between the ages of 5 and 17. More information here.

Fees for the care service:

European direct flight € 100

intercontinental direct flight € 150 for additional fees see here.

Swiss

Children aged 5 and over can participate Swissfly unaccompanied by a legal guardian. The escort service is compulsory for a child under the age of 12 traveling alone. For minors between 12 and 17 years of age, the escort service can be booked on request. More information here.

Fees for the care service:

Within Switzerland: from € 60

Within Europe: from € 60

Intercontinental: from € 100